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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful stuff, 9 July 2004
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Sam Bennis "shammyb" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Levity (Audio CD)
I have never seen the film before, and it hasn't got any reviews on amazon so I don't know what it's like. However, I bought this album because I'm an Eels fan. Since the moment I bought it, it hasn't been out of my playlist. The music is just mesmorisingly beautiful, two of the fourteen tracks by Eels, and the rest by MOE(aka E). The best tracks in my opinion are the two Eels tracks, Haunted Piano and Flashback Blues which contains a huge humming back, fronted by yet another haunting piano with tinkles of metal xylophone. Listen to this track loud enough and your ears will feel very warm. All together an impressive album showing Mr E's capability of variety.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small, but perfectly formed., 13 Jun 2005
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btony2 "btony2" (Newcastle, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Levity (Audio CD)
Agree with other reviews about superb content, but 2 things should be noted before purchasing :-

1. This CD is only 35 mins long!
2. Some tracks are not fully formed, just musical doodles really.

Having said that if you are an eels fan you should buy it. You will not be disappointed, but don't pay full Amazon money - go used or new.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet and Haunting, 1 Sep 2012
This review is from: Levity (Audio CD)
Let me start off by saying that I haven't seen the film 'Levity', but I am a huge Eels/E fan.

As a stand-alone album, this is quite beautiful, not in an overblown and perhaps instantly striking way, but in a subtle, tender way that slowly reveals itself to you over the course of the tracks. Each track is ostensibly a 1 to 3 minute little melody, mainly made up of lonely pianos and organs that give an incredibly warm and comforting sound. It's a slow and short album, the tempo rarely picks up, and it's not exactly running music. But if you're willing to sit down for half an hour and let the atmosphere slowly build and take you away then you'll be in for a treat. Personally, when a song from this album comes on, I have to turn it up and when I do, I'm instantly taken into my own little world. The sounds here are so rich and evocative, they bring to mind hundreds of different images, places and colours. It's a good album to close your eyes to and picture whatever the music makes you feel. One or two of the tracks are a little forgettable (as is the case with most film scores) but by the time tracks like 'Post Flash-Back Blues' comes on, you'll be too captivated and moved to remember. There really are some very sad little numbers in here that sound weathered and wise, which is pretty fitting coming from the guy who leads eels. Fans of the band will feel at home here, as most songs sound sort of like the little interludes we got on 'Blinking Light And Other Revelations', but a little bit fuller. We're also treated to a couple of songs which are listed as Eels songs (although it might still just be E alone again with his guitar and organs). These two songs are very pretty little things that sound like they came right off of one of their studio albums (these tracks can also be found on the useless trinkets b-side album). The album is worth buying for these two tracks, especially for eels completists. It's a wonderful little gem, that perhaps you have to be in the right frame of mind to listen to. It's maybe not for people who need bombastic, faster scores but it is just right for those of us who like to take time out to appreciate the gentler melodies and to bask in that rich haunted sound that Mark Oliver Everett creates so well. Gorgeous.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNHOLY, 31 Dec 2003
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This review is from: Levity (Audio CD)
This album shows just how flexable mr. E is, from working with a band. to working on his own and now for a film!! the music is beautifuly tailored to fit the film, the skill and veritety is simply amazing. haunted piano is my personal favorite its eery echoing tune is spellbinding and camptures an aweinspiring atmosphere. the album as a whole is brillant and is a must for and E fans. please buy it you won't and i mean you WON'T be dissapointed!
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